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Malawi orphans trained by Shaolin masters

Amitofo Care Center, a Buddhist charity founded by Taiwanese monk Hui Li, runs orphanages in a number of countries in Southern Africa. In Malawi, 200 orphanage children have been trained by martial arts masters brought in from Shaolin Temple in China. An elite team of orphans who have acquired a high level of skill tour internationally, performing for charity, including a high profile appearance on a Taiwanese television variety program. For more news on these remarkable youngsters, see Kung fu kids - out of Africa (The Star, Dec 28 2008)African orphans embrace Oriental arts (Daily Dispatch, Aug 5 2009)Malawian orphans hold performance for Taiwanese aid (Taipei Times, Jul 22 2008)